Local Events Not To Miss
This is our January, 2015 issue of "Local Events Not to Miss".   
If you have a non-profit or fundraising event in February, 2015 we would be happy to include you in our February issue - please submit your event by January, 25 via our content submission form.

January 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Weekly Family Bike Ride to Moraga Commons


On Sunday, Janury 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 9am-11:30am join other local families for a fun, casual bike ride to Moraga Commons and back. The ride is recommended for 7yrs and up but bring the little ones in a trailer or on your bike. They'll have fun playing at the Commons. We're usually back at Stanley by 11:15. Snacks and water are encouraged. Meet  on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail at Stanley Middle School.
January 5 - Lamorinda Drum Circle

Lamorinda Drum Circle with Kathy Quain on Monday, January 5 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm at Lamorinda Music, 81 Lafayette Circle. Get ready for a joyful and musical time! We'll warm up with a review of drumming essentials, play some favorite rhythms and end with a Drum Circle Jam. Bring your favorite drum but know that we will 
have some extra drums. No experience necessary. Cost: $10 - $15. For more information contact Kathy Quain at (415) 299-4767 and visit

January 6 - Lafayette Art Gallery Announces "Voyages" Exhibit

The Lafayette Art Gallery will kick of the new year with a new exhibition, "Voyages," on January 6, as our artists show works depicting their travels, as well as the journeys they undertake to create their art.  In January our Featured Artists will be Dalia Alekna and photographer Warren Emmett Rice. The next in our series of "Second Fridays" receptions is scheduled to showcase the new works on Friday, Jan. 9 5:30-7 PM. Lafayette Art Gallery is located at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sunday. For more information call 284-2788 or visit their website.

In This Issue
January 13 - Pet Loss Support Group

Hospice of the East Bay and ARF hold a Pet Loss Support Group on Tuesday, January 13 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at ARF, 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek. In a nurturing small group, you are encouraged to process natural feelings of grief resulting from the loss of a beloved animal. This is a drop-in group. No registration needed; just show up. For more information contact Christine Helton at 887-5681 or email her at

January 16 - Best of CAIFF - Founders Night

Founders Night on Friday, January 16 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Rheem Theatre is your chance to see the BEST films shown so far in CAIFF Film Festival's 17 year history. Sometimes it's a night of Shorts. Other evening it might be a Feature film with one or two shorts, etc. Come in to be surprised! Visit their website for more information and  to buy your tickets.

January 17 - Fundraiser for CASA of Contra Costa County
San Francisco news anchor Dan Ashley and PUSH will be performing a live show of classic-rock with original-roll on Saturday, Janary 17 at 9pm to Messanine, 444 Jessie St., San Francisco. A portion of all proceeds generated by this show goes to support CASA of Contra Costa County and Friends of Camp Concord. Click here for tickets.

January 17 - Jazz Series at the Rheem Theatre
On Saturday, January 17 from 7pm-9pm, listen to Linda Losut, an award winning cabaret-influenced jazz vocalist at the Rheem Theatre located at 350 Park St, Moraga. $15 General; $12 Seniors/Children. Visit to purchase tickets. 

January 21 - "Linkedin 2015 - What's New & What Matters for You" Workshop

"Linkedin 2015 - What's New & What Matters for You" Workshop. When was the last time you looked closely at your LinkedIn profile? This popular networking platform continues to evolve. In this workshop, we'll review what's new - and how to leverage those changes to help you achieve your business goals. Wednesday, January 21 - 8am. Workshop location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Arts & Science Classroom, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette (Enter from Plaza, off First Street).

Free, but Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended
Online Registration:
Or Email:
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069

January 23 - Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla and the Contractors State License Board are conducting a free Senior Scam Stopper seminar on Friday, Januar 23 for 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Del Valle Education Center, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Room 401, Walnut Creek. Learn how to protect yourself. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE seminar. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Assemblywoman Bonilla's office at 521-1511 or visit:

January 24 - Super Pasta with a Purpose Bowl
Soroptimist International of 24-680 presents their Fundraiser - Super Pasta with a Purpose Bowl on Saturday, January 24 at 5:30pm at the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary's Rd. Dinner includes Antipasto, Salad, Penne Pasta, Meatballs,Sausage with peppers and onions, Bread and Dessert. ENTERTAINMENT; FABULOUS RAFFLE ITEMS; SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTION and SUPER BOWL POOL "CHARITY SQUARES". For Tickets Call (925) 323-1797.
January 24 - Gold Coast Chamber Players presents Serenade

On Saturday, January 24 at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Gold Coast Chamber Players presents Serenade. The program is Maurice Ravel: Chanson Medacasses for soprano, flute, cello and piano; Claude Debussy: Sonata in d minor for cello and piano; Girl With the Flaxen Hair for flute and harp; Maurice Delage: 3 Chants de la Jungle for soprano and piano; Toro Takemitsu: And Then I Knew T'was Wind for flute, viola and harp; Carlos Salzedo: Whirlwind for solo harp Camille Saint Saens :The Swan for cello and harp, and Andre Jolivet: Petite Suite for flute, harp and viola. For tickets and more information, visit their website.

January 25 - Lamorinda Home Expo '15

The Lamorinda Home Expo '15 will take place on Sunday, January 25 from 10am-4pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. This event is free to the Public. Over 45 exhibitors - all related to home improvement - will be onsite to discuss your plans, ideas, issues or problems! Stop by between 10am and 4pm. Enter the raffle and take home a valuable resource guide that includes information about each of the sponsors and exhibitors.

If you are interested in your business being an exhibitor at the expo, register online at or complete the registration form.

January 26 - Adults Who Have Lost a Parent Group

On Monday, January 26 from 6pm-8pm, Hospice of the East Bay is holding an Adults Who Have Lost a Parent Group at their offices located at 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill. This support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of one or both parents. Pre-registration required. Contact Christine Helton at 887-5681 or email her at
January 27 - Lafayette Art Gallery hosts "A Jewelry Extravaganza! Baubles and Bling!"

From January 27th though Valentines Day, the Lafayette Art Gallery will be hosting a special Jewelry exhibit "A Jewelry Extravaganza! Baubles and Bling!" The reception will be Friday, Feb. 6, 5:30 - 7 PM, just in time for you to pick up that special piece of jewelry for that special person for Valentines Day! Lafayette Art Gallery is located at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sunday. For more information call 284-2788 or visit their website.

January 30 - Business Person of the Year Dinner and State of the City Address

Join us in congratulating our 2015 Businessperson of the Year - Leila Douglah, owner of Douglah Designs at a reception and dinner on Friday, January 30 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. Plus the State of the City Address by Mayor Brandt Andersson. Reception - 6pm, dinner - 7pm. Reservations required. 
January Chamber Events

January 5 - Chamber Office re-opens after Christmas Holidays.

January 15 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

January 15 - Ribbon Cutting at American Kitchen - 5:00pm - 71 Lafayette Circle

January 21 - "Linkedin 2015 - What's New & What Matters for You" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

January 22 - Ribbon Cutting at Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness - 5:00pm - 959 Mt. View Drive

January 23 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

January 25 - Lamorinda Home Expo '15 - 10:00am - Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

January 27 - Green Committee Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

January 29 - Ribbon Cutting at Bay Sotheby's International Realty - 5:00pm - 3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

January 30 - 2015 Business Person of the Year Dinner & State of the City Address - 6:00pm - Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa - 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd. - Reservations Required.

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